Certification Overview

The Device Design Certification is a professional certification for ESD Certified Professional Design Engineers. This Program is intended for individuals who are involved in designing, characterizing and implementing improved ESD protection designs. The requirement for certification is 10 courses and passing the Device Design Exam.



  • Demonstrates knowledge, experience, and competency.
  • Encourages self-development and continuing education.
  • A check mark in the "plus" column in performance reviews, career advancement, and new employment opportunities.

Employers & Industry

  • Helps raise the overall competency level of the entire ESD control field.
  • Provides a means to assess the qualifications of personnel hired to work in static control.
  • Helps assure that the industry has properly trained and qualified personnel helping solve ESD control problems.
  • Helps prepare companies for ISO 9000 audits if professional certification is part of a company's formal program.
  • Improves seller-buyer relationships through better communication with fewer misunderstandings.